UTAS Distinguished Professor
Professor of Economic Geology
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Professor Ross Large is the Director of CODES. He received his BSc (Hons) from UTAS in 1969, and PhD from University of New England in 1974 under the supervision of Richard Stanton. For 13 years Ross worked in mineral exploration for Geopeko Ltd., exploring for IOCG, VHMS and carbonate replacement deposits. In 1983 he left the mineral exploration industry to accept a lecturing position at the University of Tasmania. In 1989 Ross established CODES' jointly funded by the Australian Research Council, UTAS, the mining industry and the State Government. CODES has since become recognised as one of the top ore deposit research centres in the world.
Ross received the Lindgren Award from the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) in 1983, the Presidents' Award from the AusIMM in 1989, was the SEG Distinguished Lecturer in 1998, was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 1999, was awarded the Haddon King Medal in 2005 by the Australian Academy of Science and in 2011 he was awarded the UTAS Distinguished Alumni Award for outstanding contribution in the field of ore research. Ross was president of the SEG in 2004.
Ross has become internationally recognised for his research on the genesis of, and exploration for, volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits (VHMS), and stratiform sediment-hosted lead-zinc-silver deposits (SEDEX). More recently he has focused on the exploration and genesis of sediment-hosted gold deposits (Carlin type and orogenic type). He is also actively involved in investigating geochemical methods to determine the trace element chemistry of the paleo-oceans, and their relationship to global metallogenesis.
2012 PhD supervision
Authorised by the Head of School, Physical Sciences
16 October, 2013